21 thought-provoking quotes about friendship

Quotes about friendshipFriendship is a relationship of equals.

Friends are people with whom we have common interests. They’re people whose company we enjoy. If they called us at 3am because they were in trouble, they’re the people we’d go out of our way to help.

In short; they’re people who really matter to us.

If you have one true friend, a real pal, then you’re lucky. If you have two, then you’re rich indeed.

Don’t make the mistake of assuming you have lots of friends. No one does. Not really.

Whilst you may be on good terms with lots of people, how many would be there with you shoulder-to-shoulder if you were in serious trouble?

Real friends will be there for your no matter what. Everyone else in your life are just people you know with varying degrees of familiarity.

Genuine friendship is truly a precious gift.

So appreciate your real friends and let them know how much they mean to you.

Here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about friendship, to make you think and to remind you that having friends is really what makes life bearable. They’re the family you get to choose.

Quotes about friendshipWe are social animals and we need other people. And the best people are the people we call friends. They’re the ones with whom we choose to spend our time.

Quotes about friendship:

  1. You cannot buy with gold the old associations. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  2. Wishing to be friends is quick work but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. ~Aristotle
  3. Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. ~Woodrow Wilson
  4. If you wanna find out who’s a true friend, screw up or go through a challenging time then see who sticks around. ~Karen Salmonsohn
  5. Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything. ~Muhammad Ali
  6. True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable. ~David Tyson Gentry
  7. Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. ~Khalil Gibran
  8. It’s the friends you can call up at 4.00 am that matter. ~Marlene Dietrich
  9. Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives. ~Alexander Dumas
  10. Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. ~Oprah Winfrey
  11. The language of friendship is not words but meanings. ~Henry David Thoreau
  12. I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar. ~Robert Breault
  13. Friendship is like money, easier made than kept. ~Samuel Butler
  14. A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. ~Elbert Hubbard
  15. Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~Marcel Proust
  16. Quotes about friendshipFriends are the family you choose. ~Jess C. Scott
  17. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. ~Albert Camus
  18. Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant. ~Socrates
  19. A friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile. ~Author Unknown
  20. Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks. ~ WaqarWaqar Ahmed
  21. We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over. ~Ray Bradbury

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7 inspirational quotes about friends and why they matter

Inspirational quotes about friendsWhy do friends matter?

They matter because people are social animals and we need other people. They might drive us nuts occasionally but we still need them.

A fundamental human need is the need to feel secure. So having other people in our lives gives us a greater sense of security. It means we feel slightly less vulnerable.

Another fundamental need is the need for certainty.

So having the same people in our lives on a regular basis provides us with a greater sense of certainty. In other words, friends and family help in satisfying this need.

And then there’s sharing our lives with people whose company we enjoy.

People who see the world the way we do. People who enjoy the things we enjoy. Those people who appreciate our company more than they might be put off by our many faults and idiosyncrasies.

We don’t always value our friends as we should but having a few really good friends makes life special I think.

If you’re lucky enough to have at least one good friend then make sure you let them know how much they mean to you.

Here are seven inspirational quotes about friends to reinforce why I believe they matter.

Inspirational quotes about friends:

  1. One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  2. I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it friends make life a lot more fun. ~Charles R. Swindoll
  3. Friendship is not something you learn in school but if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything. ~Muhammad Ali
  4. Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick-up the pieces when it’s all over. ~Octavia Butler
  5. When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. ~Henri Nouwen
  6. Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend. ~Bill Watterson
  7. A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. ~Elbert Hubbard

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21 thought-provoking quotes about love

Quotes about loveWe all need to feel loved and we all crave affection. That’s only natural.

However love is an emotion, so it’s more complex than we’d prefer. It’s complex enough to be beyond the comprehension of most people most of the time.

Mostly love is one of life’s great mysteries.

So here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about love to help you reflect on the great mystery of love.

If you’re in love then I hope it’s reciprocated.

If you’d like to be in love then I hope you find that special someone some time very soon. In the meantime enjoy today’s quotes.

Quotes about love:

  1. Where there is love there is life. Mahatma Gandhi
  2. Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness. Euripides
  3. Forgiveness is the final form of love. Reinhold Niebuhr
  4. Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu
  5. Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own. H. Jackson Brown Jr
  6. The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love. Hubert H. Humphrey
  7. Money can buy you a fine dog but only love can make him wag his tail. Kinky Friedman
  8. Quotes about loveThe most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Theodore Hesburgh
  9. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. Audrey Hepburn
  10. Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. Mother Teresa
  11. The most important thing in the world is family and love. John Wooden
  12. Faith makes all things possible and love makes all things easy. Dwight L. Moody
  13. Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. Rumi
  14. If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were. Richard Bach
  15. Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. Ann Landers
  16. Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. William Shakespeare
  17. Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you. Loretta Young
  18. I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else. John Keats
  19. They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything. Bil Keane
  20. Never make a decision when you are upset, sad, jealous or in love. Mario Teguh
  21. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King Jr

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